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IHC204 program at a glance

July 29, 2014
IHC_2014 Logo_CMYK

The seeds for the IHC 2014 have germinated and sprouted into a five-day jam-packed program that leaves no stone unturned. Having the growth cycle of an average potato, the Scientific Committee have laboured and toiled to produce an exciting and comprehensive crop of oral and poster presentations available on the horticultural landscape. Read More »

Trends in the Australian vegetable growing industry

July 29, 2014

The report Trends in the Australian vegetable growing industry: 2005-06 to 2012-13 is now available. The report finds that although the Australian vegetable industry has continued growing (in value terms) since the 1990s, the rate of growth has declined since 2005-06 , largely due to production costs outpacing vegetable receipts. Read More »

Top dollars lure Ag graduates

July 21, 2014

Agriculture graduates earn more than those entering into law, accounting and economic career. That’s one of the findings to come out of a national survey conducted by Rimfire Resources. The other good news is that up to 95% of graduates are finding full-time employment. Read More »

GFIA ‘Call for Innovations’

July 20, 2014
HE Rashed bin Fahad, UAE Minister of Environment & Water, speaking at GFIA 2014

The Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA), an influential event for the future of sustainable agriculture, has launched the Call for Innovations for next year’s event, to be held from 9-10 March 2015 in Abu Dhabi. The deadline for submissions is 31 August 2014. Read More »

Reaping the benefits of honey bee pollination

July 10, 2014

Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, welcomed the development of a new website designed to help crop producers get the full benefit from honey bee pollination.  The BeeAware site is one of the tools Plant Health Australia has developed to protect honey bees through promoting the increased yield honey bee pollination provides crops. Read More »

New $3.3 million greenhouse facility for University of Western Sydney

July 10, 2014

A new state of the art greenhouse facility will be built at the University of Western Sydney, focusing on research and development, in the horticulture industry.

Horticulture Australia research and development general manager David Moore told ABC Rural he hopes the Hawkesbury campus centre will increase student interest in the horticulture industry.

The venture is a joint initiative between Horticulture Australia and the university.

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Audio: Horticulture Australia research and development general manager David Moore speaking about the new greenhouse facility. (ABC Rural)

 Posted 10 July 2014

Struggles of Australian vegetable growers continue

July 9, 2014

Australian vegetable growers are continuing to do it tough, with average profits plummeting, according to the latest data released by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES). Read More »